Vikings reportedly expected to add two more players to 2021 roster

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Amari Henderson
(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Amari Henderson /

After impressing at this weekend’s rookie minicamp, two tryout players are reportedly expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

Some of the best players in the history of the Minnesota Vikings have been the guys to make the most of their limited opportunities.

Players like Adam Thielen, Marcus Sherels, and John Randle were all passed over by every team in the NFL Draft. But each of these guys were given a chance to play by the Vikings and none of them ever looked back.

This weekend, Minnesota gave a handful of young players the opportunity to try out for the team during their rookie minicamp. Of the guys that tried out, two of them are reportedly expected to be signed by the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings adding more players to roster after recent rookie minicamp

On Friday, some of Minnesota’s newest players hit the practice field for the first time for the team’s rookie minicamp. In addition to the guys the Vikings drafted and signed as undrafted free agents, they also invited five players to try out for the squad during the minicamp.

With this year’s rookie minicamp concluding on Sunday, Minnesota was apparently impressed with at least two of the guys who tried out for the team.

According to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, the Vikings are expected to sign former Buffalo offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk and former Wake Forest cornerback Amari Henderson in the near future.

Ksiezarczyk, who measures in at 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, was a three-year starter at left tackle during his college career at Buffalo. He was a First-Team All-MAC selection as a senior in 2019 and a Second-Team All-MAC selection in 2018 after his junior season.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Henderson was a starter during his final two years at Wake Forest, including his senior season in which he was a Second-Team All-ACC selection after racking up 14 pass breakups and four interceptions. He finished his college career with seven interceptions and 41 pass breakups.

Expectations should be low for these two right now. But one never really knows what to expect down the road from these Minnesota tryout players after the previous success of Thielen, Randle, and Sherels.